The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have now partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.
This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community.
for additional information, please check the ACB Scholarships page.
The American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) offers scholarships every year. The application period usually begins in February and ends in June. The exact dates will very. Please check this page for further details and a scholarship application.
Local Chapter Scholarships
ACBT local chapters may offer additional scholarships. To contact ACBT’s local chapters, access the Chapters and Special Interest Affiliates page.